trivia

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada, UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪvi.ə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪviə

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE word
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From Latin trivia, plural of trivium (place where three roads meet). The term came to be used for any public place, and then for anything commonplace. Furthermore, because the beginners' course at university was called trivium, the word came to be used only for anything basic, simple and "trivial" (quod vide).

Noun[edit]

trivia (countable and uncountable, plural trivia or trivias)

  1. insignificant trifles of little importance, especially items of unimportant information
    These trivia take up too much of the day.
    This trivia takes up too much of the day.
  2. A quiz game that involves obscure facts.
    I joined the trivia club this semester!
Usage notes[edit]
  • Formerly, as a word derived from a Latin plural, trivia required a plural verb, as in the first usage example above. Most modern authorities accept a singular verb, and this may be the preferred usage in the US. The game (2) is always regarded as a singular noun.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

trivia

  1. plural of trivium

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtriʋiɑ/, [ˈt̪riʋiɑ]
  • Rhymes: -iʋiɑ
  • Syllabification: tri‧vi‧a

Noun[edit]

trivia

  1. trivia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of trivia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative trivia triviat
genitive trivian trivioiden
trivioitten
partitive triviaa trivioita
illative triviaan trivioihin
singular plural
nominative trivia triviat
accusative nom. trivia triviat
gen. trivian
genitive trivian trivioiden
trivioitten
triviainrare
partitive triviaa trivioita
inessive triviassa trivioissa
elative triviasta trivioista
illative triviaan trivioihin
adessive trivialla trivioilla
ablative trivialta trivioilta
allative trivialle trivioille
essive triviana trivioina
translative triviaksi trivioiksi
instructive trivioin
abessive triviatta trivioitta
comitative trivioineen
Possessive forms of trivia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person triviani triviamme
2nd person triviasi trivianne
3rd person triviansa

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

trivia

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of trivium

Adjective[edit]

trivia

  1. inflection of trivius:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Adjective[edit]

triviā

  1. ablative feminine singular of trivius

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

trivia f (plural trivias)

  1. trivia